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  • Continuous Motif Of Women As Puppets
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    Our team chose to focus on representations of women in Spike Lee's latest joint", Bamboozled". This theme was attractive to us because we felt the filmmaker had a powerful message to send his audience after viewing the trailer in class. Despite the fact that there is only one woman in a starring role, a multitude of specific and acute ideas are presented by Spike Lee through the film. We were also eager to take advantage of the opportunity to apply what we have learned in class to the thought-pr...
  • Tarkovskys Film Zerkalo
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    The Mirror of Time and Memory. Live in the house-and the house will stand. I will call up any century, Go into it and build myself a house With shoulder blades like timber props I help up every day that made the past, With a surveyors chain I measure time And traveled through as if across the Urals. I only need my immortality For my blood to go on flowing from age to age. I would readily pay with my life For a safe place with constant warmth Were it not that lifes flying needle leads me on Throu...
  • Text Of The Film
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    Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and the Ethnographic Text Anthropology 575 Postmodernism In the late 1960's the social sciences (mainly anthropology and sociology) entered a crisis period in which traditional ways of conducting the study of the Other were re-examined in the context of their association with dominance-submission hierarchies and the objectification of the subjects of study. There was seen to be an association between Western imperialism's objectification of the Third World and t...
  • Volcanic Activity
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    Supervolcano 1. "Docudramas" like Supervolcano are valuable in the sense that they provide certain elements to the viewer that cannot be found in dramas or documentaries. For the drama enthusiast, it sparks an interest by presenting characters and a climactic plot to speed the informational aspect of the movie along. For the documentary enthusiast, it includes a plot "based" on factual information, and provides something to be learned. Supervolcano was a true "docudrama", and appealed to a wider...
  • Presentation Of The American Dream Within Film
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    How has the "American Dream" been translated into popular film? Refer to at least four films. The American Dream is an often mentioned and well-known term used to describe the ideology of the United States of America. Despite the common usage of the term it is not always completely understood and so requires, at least, a brief introduction and definition. P Mueller in his writing Star Trek and the American Dream claims that. ".. to some the American dream is just 'from rags to riches', to others...
  • Documentary Film
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    Can A Fireman's Ball be regarded as a documentary? web 'A film whose narrative is derived from non-fiction and does not feature actors " The ideas for this film came about purely by accident after Milos Forman and his co-writers had retired to the country to think of a proper follow-up film to Loves of a blonde. They decided to take the night off and go to the local Fireman's Ball and on the following evening they played cards with the firemen in this little town in the mountains. Using the time...
  • Stanley Kubrick's Next Film
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    Beginning roughly with the release of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Loved the Bomb in 1964, and continuing for about the next decade, the "Sixties" era of filmmaking made many lasting impressions on the motion picture industry. Although editing and pacing styles varied greatly from Martin Scorcesse's hyperactive pace, to Kubrick's slow methodical pace, there were many uniform contributions made by some of the era's seminal directors. In particular, the "Sixties...
  • First Terminator Film
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    For the purposes of this essay I have chosen The Terminator, a science fiction B-movie feature from 1984. Although I intend mainly to study this purely as a single film, I do intend to study Terminator 2 in addition, thus making the essay a study of the series. In addition, I will be contrasting the theory written surrounding these films in relation to other contemporary postmodern theory, and as a result will be mentioning several other films by way of a comparison or contrast. The Terminator s...
  • Film Muriel
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    Watching Muriel's Wedding again in the context of this class allowed me to view the film from a new perspective. I approached the film with the questions we have been discussing in class in mind. What does the film say about national identity? How does it use landscape in its representation of Australian identity? How do the themes / myths of mateship and individuality factor into the film? In general, where does Muriel's Wedding fit into the overall scheme of Australian Cinema? Muriel's Wedding...
  • Look At The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
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    The film Thirteen Days shows the viewer a "blockbuster" look at the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis that challenged the Kennedy administration. It does a reasonable job of sifting through history and picking the pieces that allow the audience to understand the historical event and enjoy the movie without being overloaded with information. The character of the President's fiercely loyal aid, Kenneth O'Connell played by the actor Kevin Costner is followed throughout the film to give a more personal feel...

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